AMD now offering R9 390 GPUs with 4GB of VRAM

AMD now offering R9 390 GPUs with 4GB of Memory

AMD now offering R9 390 GPUs with 4GB of Memory

 

When the R9 390 and R9 390X GPUs launched the most interesting aspects of the new GPUs was their 8GB Frame buffer, which was 2x the size of their predecessors the R9 290 and R9 290X. Aside from this change in frame buffer size and a nice bump on both the GPUs Core and memory clocks, this was the only major change made the the core GPU design. 

Now it looks like AMD are not allowing their board partners to sell versions of the R9 390 GPU with 4GB or VRAM, half the size of normal R9 390 GPUs, but still plenty of today’s gaming needs at most resolutions. 

  

AMD now offering R9 390 GPUs with 4GB of Memory  AMD now offering R9 390 GPUs with 4GB of Memory  

 

Right now we have seen 4GB R9 390 GPUs from Sapphire, XFX and Powercolor, showcasing similar cooler designs to their full 8GB models, so it is good to see that no brand had cheapened their cooler design for this budget oriented model. 

With the R9 380X being priced between £180 and £200 and the R9 390 8GB being £250+ it is expected that the R9 390 4GB model will be somewhere between these two prices, likely around £229.99.

Right now we do not know if the 4GB version of the R9 390 will be made available inside the EU and US, but it would certainly undermine the GTX 970’s position in the market. 

 

AMD now offering R9 390 GPUs with 4GB of Memory

 

Expreview did some benchmarks using XFX’s R9 390 4GB and compared it to the AMD R9 290, showing that the R9 390 4GB has roughly a 10% increase in performance in all benchmarks and games, which is a pretty decent performance improvement given the fact that the GPUs are nigh identical. 

 

  AMD now offering R9 390 GPUs with 4GB of Memory

 

  

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